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Poster: fourempties Date: Oct 30, 2010 7:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Let's find the best sound quality shows. I'll start.

I live for the fragile thunder that is Phil. I live for the clean perfect balance of sound that shakes my bones and rocks my soul. One of these shows is no secret- The Swing 2-26-77. Beautiful beautiful sound on my car system with a 12" subwoofer.

I think the 9-28-75 matrix is right up there too. And I'll throw in 9-24-87 too.

Let's make a list!



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Poster: patkelleyPA Date: Oct 30, 2010 8:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's find the best sound quality shows. I'll start.

I think that some of the best are the '93 Cap Centre sbds

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Poster: Dead Surfer Date: Oct 30, 2010 8:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's find the best sound quality shows. I'll start.

Just look for PCM and Miller and that's about as good as it gets.

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Poster: fourempties Date: Oct 30, 2010 9:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's find the best sound quality shows. I'll start.

WOW- I just found this one:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-06-15.sbd.bertha-ashley.8732.sbeok.shnf

I'll have to investigate this guy's work a little more thoroughly.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Oct 30, 2010 10:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's find the best sound quality shows. I'll start.

I return for the opening trio pre-drums and the long PITB reprise that actually begins during Space @ 12:30' (roughly). The USB is quite a respectable version . Other songs I can not rec. , but it is a crispy SBD .

http://www.archive.org/details/gd91-08-16.sbd.braverman.6676.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: fourempties Date: Nov 1, 2010 7:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's find the best sound quality shows. I'll start.

Short and sweet from '86 with TOP NOTCH sound from Jay Ashley:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1986-02-12.sbd.bertha.21614.shnf

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Oct 31, 2010 4:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's find the best sound quality shows. I'll start.

This subject has been broached here 1000 times. Most recently in April...

http://www.archive.org/post/301063/sonic-perfection

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Poster: fourempties Date: Nov 1, 2010 6:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's find the best sound quality shows. I'll start.

Let's make it 1001 times! Great shows so far on this list. Let's have some more input. I have an itchy download finger and I'm not afraid to use it.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 2, 2010 12:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's find the best sound quality shows. I'll start.

Then get busy...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-12-18.sbd.miller.97511.sbeok.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1974-07-19.sbd.miller.32634.sbeok.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-05-01.sbd.miller.95683.sbeok.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-05-03.sbd.masse.142.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-05-16.sbd.unknown.10353.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: utopian Date: Oct 31, 2010 9:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's find the best sound quality shows. I'll start.

With the continual influx of new uploads this is an important topic to revisit.

Many of the shows from the earlier eras can really thump on a nice system. The 73-74 SBDs, while not my favorite era, from the large master reals probably have cleaner bass and sound better in many respects to your average show from many other eras.

77 has some incredibly clean Betty boards but can be on the boxy side.
Spring 78 marks an incredibly beautiful pull. Fall 79, while these shows
came from cassette masters somehow the sound is so vibrant and thunderous. Not exacty sure why those boards sound so good. Anyone?
80-81 show a marked decline on the consistancy and availability of quality boards. No, phil was not playing lightly in that time period. There are some fine examples released recently from fall 81....11-29/30, 12-9,12-26 Some from pcm masters which I don't think we had seen previosly. Anyone?
82 marks a renaissance in quality, especially in how prevalent phil is in the mix. Shows like 7-31-82, 9-15-82, 9-21-82, and frost, of course.
83 there are a few sbd>PCM shows that surface late in the year- 10-21-83 and some
of the new years series.

With a good set of headphones all these shows come alive. With a little volume and the right show audiences can also carve a special place out for you too.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-06-10.sbd-matrix.miller-ladner.6937.sbeok.shnf

And this show just really does it for me in so many ways.





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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Oct 30, 2010 8:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's find the best sound quality shows. I'll start.

This is the best sounding transfer that I have ever listened to:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-04-16.sbd.cantor.motb.81457.sbeok.flac16

As the MOTB guys said, this is an OMG recording. Charlie Miller's transfer is also outstanding. Also a really nice show.

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Poster: CharlieMiller Date: Oct 31, 2010 8:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's find the best sound quality shows. I'll start.

The MOTB copy is flawed with cuts, skips and gaps, plus it's from a multi-gen reel. Jim did good work on this one, but he rushed it a bit and made some mistakes. Also, it has the same cuts and flaws as shnid=292 which has always made me suspicious as to Jim's story about the reels.

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Poster: fourempties Date: Oct 30, 2010 9:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's find the best sound quality shows. I'll start.

Very nice
!. I had 4-14 and 4-15 but not this one.

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Poster: drspark61 Date: Oct 30, 2010 9:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's find the best sound quality shows. I'll start.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd84-07-22.pcm-sbd.miller.30650.sbeok.flacf

BIG Phil

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Poster: Dead Surfer Date: Oct 30, 2010 8:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's find the best sound quality shows. I'll start.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd84-07-15.pcm-sbd.miller.30641.sbeok.flacf